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Question: We have a provider who is performing knee implants that will allow him to bill for the remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) codes (98980 and 98981). The vendor is telling us that clinical sta... More
Recent changes mandated by Congress and CMS that boost the status of physician assistants (PA) — or physician associates, as some groups prefer — is another sign that the providers formerl... More
Despite their addition to the audio-only services list during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), a series of psychiatric evaluation codes took a significant dip in 2020 when the pandemic supp... More
Question: We have a provider who is performing knee implants that will allow him to bill for the remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) codes (98980 and 98981). The vendor is telling us that clinical sta... More
Recent changes mandated by Congress and CMS that boost the status of physician assistants (PA) — or physician associates, as some groups prefer — is another sign that the providers formerl... More
Despite their addition to the audio-only services list during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), a series of psychiatric evaluation codes took a significant dip in 2020 when the pandemic supp... More
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On Jan. 4, 2021, CMS updated the Part B conversion factor to $34.89, an increase of 8% over the previously finalized rate. The agency also revised total relative value units (RVU) for hundreds of services. Find the latest fees here.
Through the array of charts and data contained in this special report, you’ll find key characteristics of the medical practice professional working in ambulatory care settings today. From education and credentialing to emerging responsibilities and shifting practice trends, discover an illustrative look at the key personnel keeping medical practices going strong.
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Despite their addition to the audio-only services list during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), a series of psychiatric evaluation codes took a significant dip in 2020 when the pandemic suppressed claims across the board.
The 2020 proliferation in communications-based services extended beyond patient encounters, as physicians increasingly consulted with one another via phone, internet or other electronic channels.

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